This order came few days after the NERC issued a directive banning them from doing mass disconnection. The Discos, through their spokesman, Mr Sunday Oduntan, told the Daily Trust, last week, that they would only disconnect ‘historic’ debtors.
In the new directive contained in a statement issued, yesterday, NERC said: “The commission has clarified that persistently defaulting customers could be disconnected.”
The clarification, however, came on the heels of the commission’s earlier directives, warning electricity distribution companies against mass disconnection of cities, towns and villages inclusive of customers, who have paid their electricity bill or have prepaid meter.
Dr Anthony Akah, the commission’s acting chairman, said: “We are unambiguous in our directives that the Discos should observe laid down procedures in disconnecting electricity customers.”